inserting .word inline

Is there a variant of buildmi where I can just deposit a constant inline in the instruction stream?

I..e something like

.word 0xdeadface

I don't have time to do the constant island code for Mips 16 right now and want to just emit:

lw rx .+4
b .+6
.word 0xdeadface
....

Later I will move the constant somewhere nearby, adjust the target of the "lw" and delete the branch.

Seems like ARM does this by just using a pseudo.

I can do the same but had been hoping for a buildmi primitive.